Originally Posted by CloudsMystique
I saw a huge cottonmouth on the trail yesterday and it made me wonder.
I tried Googling it, but the articles I read were conflicting and had a bunch of grammar and spelling mistakes and stuff, so I didn't really trust them.
Also, does anyone know how horses react to cottonmouth, rattlesnake, copperhead, or coral snake bites?
I'll just comment on copperheads, since we have those around here. A copperhead bite is typically not serious to an animal with the mass of a horse (and copperheads are very shy in general). The major danger is a bite to the nose area that can cause swelling that interfers with breathing.
As far as what to do on trail ride, try this article... http://www.equisearch.com/horses_rid...eqtrailt91586/